The Prayer Ministry of Arborlawn UMC is pleased to announce that Kristen Vincent will be returning to present another workshop on how to assemble and use prayer beads. Kristen Vincent is the owner and principal artisan of Prayerworks Studio. She is the award-winning author of A Bead and a Prayer and co-author of Another Bead, Another Prayer: Devotions for Use with Protestant Prayer Beads.
Kristen has a Master of Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School. She says her calling to introduce people to prayer beads grew out of her own difficulties with prayer and not knowing how to go about praying.
The event is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Attendees will receive a prayer bead kit and one of Kristen’s books. We would love to have you join us.
BUILDING A HOUSE AND PEOPLE OF PRAYER
The vision of the Arborlawn Prayer Ministry is for prayer to saturate and permeate every aspect of individual and corporate church life. Our goal is to have the whole congregation involved in a lifestyle of drawing near to God as we talk and listen to God, spend time in God’s presence, and move into a deeper relationship with God.
“My house will be called a House of Prayer.” – Isaiah 56:7
Prayer is an integral way of life at our church, and we invite you to explore and participate in ways that are meaningful to you.
To submit a Prayer Request to the Arborlawn Prayer Team, Pastors, or Staff, please fill out a Prayer Request form here.
The new prayer labyrinth at the center of the Jud Cramer Ascension Garden is a direct replica of the thirteenth-century labyrinth at the historic Chartes Cathedral, located near Paris, France. The labyrinth is an eleven-circuit design, divided into four quadrants. Learn more about the labyrinth and how to use it here.
VINEYARD OF PRAYER ROOM
This is a holy place designated for personal worship and prayer. It is designed to remind us of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. As we view the beautiful mural in this room, we may reflect on Christ’s words: “I am the Vine, you are the branches.” This room is located in the Lower Commons along the east hallway. It is open during regular office hours and evening church activities. Come when God calls you to spend time with God!
OTHER PRAYER TEAM MINISTRIES:
PASTORS’ INTERCESSORY TEAM
Intercessors pray daily for the personal requests submitted from the pastors. They also use special guides to help pray for the pastors’ physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, as well as for their ministries and families.
Prayer walks are held in church venues prior to special events, and are guided by Prayer Ministry volunteers. Anyone may participate in praying silently for God’s presence and blessings to touch those who will be participating in the event.
PRAYER IN SUPPORT OF ARBORLAWN MISSIONS
As the church reaches out into our community, the nation, and the world, prayers are offered up for individuals organizing and participating in these purpose-driven activities.
ANUAL PRAYER SPECIAL EVENTS
Each year Arborlawn hosts speakers who address specific aspects of the prayer journey. Participants come away renewed and inspired, with practical tools for spiritual enrichment.
PRAYER GUIDES FOR SACRED TIMES
During Lent, Advent, and other special dates, the Prayer Ministry provides reading materials to encourage and orient prayer time. Look for these guides at the Welcome Kiosks around the church.
LEARNING ABOUT PRAYER
Periodically Arborlawn offers various workshops about “the art of praying.” Sample topics might include how to pray, different kinds of prayer, connecting Scriptures and prayers, and other spiritual education. Watch for these programs in The Vine.
PRAYER MINISTRY LEADERS:
Dana Cook: Prayer Walks, Prayer Beads, and Prayer Event Speakers
Kathy Wilcox: Intercessory Prayer Team
Charlene Johnston: Pastors’ Intercessory Prayer Team